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Is there any freely available CAD software one could download for irix?
Solid Modelling: BRL-CAD
Design: ACAD 3.0

sorry don't remember the links.
Cool, I had no idea that BRL-CAD existed ( http://ftp.arl.mil/brlcad/index.html ), as for ACAD -- do you mean the R12 version of AutoCAD once available from AutoDesk for IRIX? I couldn't find any other references. There is also QCAD, and once upon at time there was going to be a GCAD (GNU).

Lastly, semi-fly what kind of CAD package are you looking for -- 2D or 3D? Over a year ago, when I couldn't find an IRIX version of AutoCAD I started writing a simple 2D replacement using openGL and Motif. It's far from complete (in a state only a father could love)...but usable for some drafting. Here is a screenshot of a mechanical component I designed with it. I think you would have to be framiliar and longing for the old (early 90's) AutoCAD interface to find even some small joy in this application -- but let me know if you are interested.
semi-fly wrote: Is there any freely available CAD software one could download for irix?


This might work under IRIX - haven't tried to build it though:

http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html
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One more - Varkon ( http://www.tech.oru.se/cad/varkon/index.htm ). I think I once had a version of this working under IRIX but can't seem to find it..
assyrix wrote: Solid Modelling: BRL-CAD
Design: ACAD 3.0

sorry don't remember the links.

Thx! I'll search about and see what I can find.



squeen wrote:
Lastly, semi-fly what kind of CAD package are you looking for -- 2D or 3D? Over a year ago, when I couldn't find an IRIX version of AutoCAD I started writing a simple 2D replacement using openGL and Motif. It's far from complete (in a state only a father could love)...but usable for some drafting. Here is a screenshot of a mechanical component I designed with it. I think you would have to be framiliar and longing for the old (early 90's) AutoCAD interface to find even some small joy in this application -- but let me know if you are interested.


Both 2D and 3D, and I'd love to try out xcad.

nekonoko wrote: This might work under IRIX - haven't tried to build it though:

http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html


That looks very nice! I'll have to put that on my to-do list. :)


Thanks for the help all! I'm thinking about taking a CAD class from the community college I'm currently attending, so I figured that there must be some CAD software avaiable for irix on the cheep. :wink:
ACAD 3.0 has nothing to do with AutoCAD whatsoever. It's a fully fledged 2D CAD (afaik) and was once sold commercially. The company then abandoned the Irix port and gave away the last version for free. I downloaded it ages ago from their website and tested it briefly - looks pretty nifty.

Unfortunately, as I said, I neither recall the website nor the company name. I'll check the tar-file again and see if there's some info inside it.
If only CATIA would make at least a demo...
wow, thanks!
hi
is there any 2D and 3D CAD for Irix ?
i am looking for a simple one
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ops, there is something wrong with me and the search function: i have found this neko-thread but not by using the forum search function, i used google because that function has produced an empty result X________X

btw, it seems the right thread with the answers i am looking for!

Apologies for that

very interesting thread
thank you guys !
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I have run ProEngineer from release 20 up to Wildfire 2 on SGI hardware, but not for real work, just playing around.
We have ProE at work and can use that license when I'm not using it for work.
It was mostly for running benchmark and compare to Windows. Windows usually winning :?

Wildfire 2 is the last version that ran on IRIX (I think).

I have even run ProE release 12 on an Indigo R3000 and some early moldflow software. This was demo software.
That thread is 12 years old but I don't think the CAD landscpe on IRIX has changed much since then. I can attest that Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2 runs very nicely on my Octane2... :mrgreen:
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amazing ProEngineer, i have used it in my university, i have here the original CD of release 17 for unix. Unfortunately no valid license.
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Sorry for my ignorance if somebody already mentioned, but there is neko-qcad right there for download, nekoware version of QCad, it is quite fine to work with, i did my house electrical installation project redoux with it and it clapped well on indigo2. Is 2D only.
cybercow wrote: neko-qcad


it's new to me, i mean never heard before, so thank you to have pointed it out.

i am interested in this kind of CAD: Pro/E and CATIA
i have also installed SolidWorks on my Windows Laptop

unfortunately i can't see a CAD like OrCAD or EagleCAD for Irix
i mean something to design schematics and PCB: is it existing ?

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it seems to me there are two open sources choices
  • gEAD
  • KiCad
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ivelegacy wrote:
cybercow wrote: neko-qcad

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edit:
it seems to me there are two open sources choices
  • gEAD
  • KiCad


If someone is willing to port from Windows to Irix there is one more choice:
FreePCB: http://www.freepcb.com
It's source code is at:
https://freepcb.googlecode.com/svn
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